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Old 10-01-2009, 01:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi there, my brother and his lovely wife have just moved to Sydney (from Seattle) for a year. They do not have children. They do not have a car (and will not be getting one). My brother is having a wonderful time at his job there, but my SIL is pretty bored and frustrated. She needs some cool things to do which are free or cheap and easy to get to using public transportation. They live in Clovelly, NSW, 2031.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-07-2009, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Wow, 17 views and not a single response? I am pretty underwhelmed by the helpfulness in this tribe. People post this type of question in my tribe all the time and we always step up with suggestions and help. Guess my hopes were too high.

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I am sorry you didn't get any earlier responses to your post sugarlumpkin, I think the Australian/New Zealand tribe is a small one.

Not sure what your sister in law is into but here are some ideas:

(Prices are in Aussie dollars $A)

General tourist website for NSW:
http://www.visitnsw.com

Sydney City Search
http://sydney.citysearch.com.au

Sydney Tower
http://www.sydneytower.com.au
Admission: Adult $25.00

Sydney Observatory
http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au
Admission: Adult $10.00

State Library of New South Wales
http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

St Mary's Cathedral
http://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au

The Australian Museum
http://australianmuseum.net.au
Admission: Adult: $12

The Powerhouse Museum
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com
Admission: Adult $10.00

Art Gallery of New South Wales
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Admission: Free

Museum of Contemporary Art
http://www.mca.com.au
Admission: Free

Hyde Park Barracks
http://www.hht.net.au/museums/hyde_park_barracks_museum
Admission: Adult $10

Fox Studios - Moore Park
http://www.foxstudiosaustralia.com

Sydney Opera House
http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
You can walk across the road level path for free but it will cost money if they want to climb the bridge http://www.bridgeclimb.com

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music
http://www.music.usyd.edu.au

Royal Botanic Gardens
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
Admission: Free

Luna Park - amusement park
http://www.lunaparksydney.com
Admission: Free but you have to pay for the games and rides

Tour the Sydney Football Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground
http://www.scgt.nsw.gov.au/Tours.html
Admission: Adult $25

Bondi to Bronte Coast Walk
http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/counc.../coastwalk.asp
Admission: Free

Visit The Rocks
http://www.therocks.com

Visit Darling Harbour
www.darlingharbour.com.au

Australian National Maritime Museum
http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm
Admission: Entry is free to the museum's core exhibitions

Chinese Garden of Friendship
http://www.darlingharbour.com/sydney...ese_Garden.htm
Admission: Adults $6

Sydney Aquarium
http://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/default.asp
Admission: $31.95

Sydney Wildlife World
http://www.sydneywildlifeworld.com.au/home.aspx
Admission: Adult $31.95

Taronga Park Zoo
http://taronga.org.au
Admission: Adults $41.00

Centennial Park
http://www.centennialparklands.com.au
Admission: Free

Royal National Park
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Na....aspx?id=N0030

Explore the shops at Newtown
http://www.visitnsw.com/area/Newtown.aspx
Admission: Free (unless you buy something at the shops)

See a gig at the Enmore Theatre
http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au

Shopping:
Places to shop in the city:
http://cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/sydne...e/default.html

Shopping Malls:
Westfield Shopping Centres
http://westfield.com.au/aucentres

Sydney Ferries:
http://www.sydneyferries.info/

You can jump on a ferry and either do a rond trip and see the Sydney Harbour or you can visit some of Sydney's islands:

Cockatoo Island
http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/about/index.html

The Quarantine Station
http://qstation.com.au

Fort Denison
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/A...ortDenison.asp

* Take a walk around Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour foreshore
* A picnic in one of the parks by the beach (Clovelly, Coogee, Bondi, Bronte)
* Take A walk around Watsons Bay and eat fish and chips from Doyles (the takeawy part not the restaurant)

There is a show called Sydney Weekender (chanel 7, 5.30pm, Saturday) dedicated to what's things to do in Sydney. http://www.visitnsw.com/Sydney_Weekender_p1488.aspx


If they get sick of Sydney they can take a cheap flight to Melbourne, Canberra or Brisbane: http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/index.aspx or http://www.virginblue.com.au

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Oh WOW you ROck!!!! Thank you sooooooo much!

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Found another site for you

Sydney Weekend Notes - you can sign up and it sends you info on whats on:
http://www.weekendnotes.com/sydney

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Thanks again! I will send this along as well.

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